CNET First Look
DeLonghi's MultiFry prepares tasty treats with less oilThe DeLonghi MultiFry air fryer preps dishes that taste more deep-fried than oven-baked.
[MUSIC] Here's a type of countertop plants you probably haven't thought about much, air fryers. The DeLonghi Multifry 1363 uses powerful convection fans and a pair of heating elements to To cook food. It uses much less oil, yet potentially makes food with superior texture and flavor than a regular oven. De'Longhi also describes this gadget as a multi-cooker. Don't be fooled though, the MultiFry cooks lots of different fried food well. But when it comes to dishes like stews, soups, and rice It's no instant pot. It's great at cooking items you'd normally deep fry for best results. For example, it handles french fries well. Batches we cooked were consistently golden brown and delicious, crisp on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside. It will speed up the cook times of tough cuts of meat, though it will seer them, It will also burn them if you If you are not careful. And there aren't any fancy presets or cooking modes either, all you get is a thumbset on the top and the ability to turn the bottom heater on and off. Priced at $230, the Multifry is expensive too. You can buy an instant pot style multicooker for as low as $80. So the Multifry only makes Sense. If you want a healthier way to prepare fried treats you eat often. Otherwise, I say give it a pass. [MUSIC]